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    Tips to improve your mental health

    How to improve your mental health.

    Mental health is crucial to our well-being. Taking care of it will help you feel happier, more productive, and better able to cope with life’s challenges. This blog post will explore tips for improving your mental health.

    1. Practice Self-Care
    Self-care is essential for good mental health. Make time for activities you enjoy, such as reading, bathing, or spending time with friends.

    Eat a healthy diet (cut down or eliminate alcohol, no smoking, drink 2L of water daily, eat a balanced diet), sleep well (6 hours of sleep daily), and exercise regularly (30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week is the standard). Taking care of yourself can help you feel better both physically and mentally. 

    Part of self-care is knowing your body, taking note of changes in your physical features. Visit the hospital promptly when you feel anything unusual.

    2. Connect with others
    Connecting with others promotes mental health. Spend time with friends and family, join a social group or participate in community activities. Finding time to bond with others can help you feel supported and less isolated.

    3. Manage stress
    Stress can hurt mental and physical health. Try relaxation methods such as deep breathing and meditation to manage your mood. Make time for activities that help you relax, such as yoga or a massage.

    4. Seek Professional Help
    If you’re struggling with your mental health, get professional help. A trained mental health person will support and guide you to health. They will provide treatment where necessary and help you cope.

    5. Practice gratitude
    Practice gratitude to improve your mental health. Take time each day to reflect on what you’re grateful for, such as your health, family, or job. Focus on the things going well in your life and the positives around you to boost your mood and improve your outlook on life.

    6. Limit Social Media and News Consumption
    Social media and news can be overwhelming and stressful. Reduce your consumption of social media and news to reduce stress and anxiety. Instead, focus on natural activities and things that bring you joy and relaxation.


    Your mental health is essential for your overall well-being. By practicing self-care, connecting with others, managing stress, seeking professional help, practicing gratitude, and limiting social media and news consumption, you can improve your mental health.

    Identify stressors around you and learn to cope with or avoid them where possible to feel better emotionally, physically and mentally. See a healthcare provider if your stress levels are rising without apparent physical symptoms.

    Need to speak with a medical professional? Please call +234 703 620 2190 (Omole) or +234 706 837 2987 (Adeniyi Jones) for bookings and appointments to see a doctor. You can also walk into Mother and Child Hospital at 2 Omole Layout, Ogunnusi Road, Ojodu or 39 Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos State.

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    how stress impacts fertility

    How stress impacts fertility

    How stress affects fertility & self-care tips 

    Stress has become an unavoidable part of everyday life. Stress is how the body responds to changes (pressure) physically, emotionally, and mentally. Stress can be positive (a new job pushing you to stretch yourself) or negative (losing contact with loved ones).

    In this blog post, we will explore the connection between stress and fertility and provide strategies for managing mental health to improve your chances of conception.

    Understanding the Stress-Fertility Connection:

    Stress can push people toward unhealthy habits that affect fertility. Chronic stress can disrupt the hormonal balance necessary for ovulation and sperm production, causing irregular ovulation or reducing sperm count and motility.

    Mind-Body Techniques for Stress Reduction:

    Practice journaling and meditation to remind yourself of the good things you have going on. Gratitude uplifts your mood. You can also explore yoga and deep breathing exercises as effective stress-reduction methods.

    Lifestyle Changes:

    A balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate sleep reduce stress. In contrast, intake of alcohol, caffeine and smoking add to stress and reduce fertility. Explore natural endorphin hormone-boosting activities, like massage and sports, that help you feel good.

    Seek Professional Help:

    At Fruitful Field, we provide counselling for those going through fertility treatment. We encourage individuals and couples to consult mental health professionals if stress severely affects their fertility journey. Our fertility solutions include IVF treatment through Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Semen Freezing, Gender Selection, Cryopreservation (Eggs & Embryos), and Transport IVF.

    The Importance of Emotional Support:

    When we have good relationships, it supports our emotional health.

    Don’t blame your self or your partner for not conceiving or delivering.  Instead eliminate mental stress by leaning on your loved ones, and tackling the causes. Communicate regularly with support groups, and stay accountable to your health providers during fertility struggles.


    Stress is a common factor that can negatively impact fertility, but it’s not insurmountable. By adopting stress-reduction techniques, making lifestyle changes, and seeking professional help, individuals and couples can better manage their mental health and increase their chances of conceiving.

    To book a consultation with a fertility specialist and take your journey towards success, click here or call +234 812 920 9860

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    Adequate sleep improves your mental health

    Adequate sleep improves your mental health.

    Getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining good mental health.

    Without a doubt, sleep helps to regulate our emotions, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve our ability to concentrate and make decisions. Therefore, when we don’t get enough sleep, we’re more likely to experience mood swings, irritability, and difficulty coping with daily challenges. Stress affects a huge part of our life, including fertility, and poor sleep habits build up stress.

    While you sleep, your body supports healthy brain function and maintains your physical health.

    Furthermore, sleep helps children and young people grow mentally and physically.

    Studies show people who are sleep-deprived are more moody, irritable, angry, sad or frustrated.

    Sleeplessness can be a marker of conditions such as anxiety and depression or contribute to developing mood and mental health disorders. Consequently, sleep disorders like insomnia, narcolepsy and sleep apnea have lifestyle impacts.

    We can improve our overall mental health and well-being by prioritizing good sleep.

    How much sleep do you need?

    How much sleep you need depends on age, physical activity, and general well-being. For instance, a pregnant woman may notice changes in her sleep pattern due to hormonal changes. However, constant fatigue may be a sign of anemia

    We recommend 9-10 hours of sleep for children and teenagers. Younger children tend to sleep and wake earlier, but as they grow into teenagers, they get tired later and sleep in. Adults need 8 hours of sleep. You may need more sleep if you (or your children) are tired during the day.

    Tips for getting a good night’s sleep
    • – Stick to a consistent sleep schedule daily
      – Have a relaxing bedtime routine to prepare you for bed
      – Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol before bedtime
      – Make sure your bedroom is calm, quiet, and dark
      – Invest in a comfortable mattress and pillows
      – Limit your exposure to screens before bed
      – Exercise regularly, but not too close to bedtime
      – Avoid eating heavy or spicy meals before bedtime
      – Incorporate deep breathing, meditation and other relaxing methods

      By incorporating these tips into your routine, you will sleep better and wake up energized. Sleep trouble may be a pointer to a lifestyle change you need to make. If the situation is persistent, however, you should see a doctor.

    We take bookings and appointments through various channels if you need to speak to a doctor. You can walk into any of our hospitals without booking an appointment. Contact our customer care numbers, +234 703 620 2190 (Omole) or +234 706 837 2987 (Adeniyi Jones) for enquiries.

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    Emergency Care

    What is Emergency Care?

    Emergency Care, also known as First Aid, is simple, effective management or care given to a casualty of injury or sudden illness until they can access more advanced care. It is also immediate care by a first respondent when a person is injured or ill until complete medical treatment is available.

    The aims of Emergency Care/ First Aid are:

    • To preserve life
    • To protect the unconscious casualty
    • To prevent further injury or pain
    • To promote recovery.

     5 Types of Basic First Aid:

    1. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) professionals can assist a cardiac arrest victim to regain breathing. CPR involves making sure the person’s airway is clear before maintaining blood circulation by employing rescue breathing and chest compressions.

    2. Bleeding: To avoid excessive blood loss, stopping a cut from bleeding is essential. In addition, knowing the type of bleeding will help you gauge its intensity and determine when the patient needs medical assistance.

    3. Burns: To treat a burn, you must first eliminate the cause—heat, a chemical, or electricity—and then thoroughly cool the injured area with running water.

    4. Choking: A blockage cutting off a person’s airway might render them unconscious or cause death. It’s critical to know when someone is choking and requires assistance.

    5. Broken Bones: to avoid further harm, you should treat any injury to a hand, foot, or limb like a broken bone.

    5 Basic Steps to First Aid Treatment:
    1. Danger: Always ensure the area is secure before going near a victim.
    2. Response: Verify the victim’s level of responsiveness.
    3. Airway: Next, make sure the airway is open and unobstructed.
    4. Breathing: Now, you must determine whether the victim is breathing regularly.
    5. Circulation

    A number of situations may warrant urgent move of a patient to a hospital facility including symptoms of stroke, Hemorrhage, danger sign in pregnancy or an accident situation (domestic or otherwise).

    Call 07036202190 (Omole) or 070683729787 (Adeniyi Jones) for emergency response as required within Lagos. Our ambulance service is topnotch as the vehicle carries necessary emergency instruments, including a mobile ventilator, monitor, defibrillators and regular oxygen supply to help patients. In addition, the paramedics are prepared to respond to emergencies and move patients.

    Our facility has up-to-par adult and neonatal intensive care units and qualified professionals to treat patients admitted to our hospital.

    Mother and Child Hospitals does not discriminate while delivering healthcare services. We are:
    • A team of compassionate doctors and specialist consultants.
    • A committed medical hospital in Nigeria.
    • Operating from two locations in Ikeja and Omole, Lagos State.
    • Invested in offering world-class service.

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    How to Stay Motivated to Exercise

    How to Stay Motivated to Exercise

    It is not easy to stay motivated to exercise, especially when life gets busy or you’re feeling tired and need to see the direct changes in your body immediately. However, regular exercise is vital for maintaining good health and well-being. This blog post will explore tips for staying motivated to exercise.

    1. Set Realistic Goals
    Realistic fitness goals will help you stay on track. Break your goals into bits. Start small and work your way up to bigger goals. For example, if you’re new to exercise, start walking for 10 minutes a day – five days a week and gradually increase your time and intensity. Also, know your body as different people have different metabolism rates and the food intake for each person to hit a fitness goal would not be the same.

    2. Find Exercises You Enjoy
    Finding routines you enjoy can make all the difference. Try different exercises such as dancing to a song mix, running, swimming, or cycling until you find something you enjoy. When you enjoy the exercise, you’re more likely to stick with it.

    3. Develop an Exercise Routine
    Schedule your exercise at the same time each day and for a specified duration so it becomes a habit. A routine will help you stay on track and make exercise a regular part of your day.

    4. Get a Workout Partner
    A fitness buddy or community can help keep you accountable and inspired to work out. Find a friend or family member who enjoys exercise and make plans to work out together. This can make exercise more fun and enjoyable. You can also sign up to join a fitness community.

    5. Reward Yourself
    Give yourself a reward when you achieve your little and bigger goals. When you meet your goal, such as working out for 30 minutes a day for a week, reward yourself with something you enjoy, such as a movie or a massage.

    6. Track Progress
    Record your workouts, including the type of exercise, duration, and intensity. This can help you see your progress and motivate you to keep going.

    Staying motivated to exercise, though challenging, is worth it for the health benefits. By setting realistic goals, finding an exercise you enjoy, creating a routine, getting a workout buddy, rewarding yourself, and tracking your progress, you can stay motivated to exercise and make it a regular part of your day.

    If you need medical fitness support, please call +2347036202190 (Omole) or +23470683729787 (Adeniyi Jones) to schedule a physical or virtual consultation with a Physiotherapist or Dietician.

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    infertility treatment options

    Infertility Treatment Options

    Infertility Treatment

    There are a variety of treatment options available for infertility, depending on the underlying cause. These treatments include:

    Medications: Fertility drugs can help regulate hormones and stimulate ovulation.

    Surgery: In cases where anatomical abnormalities are causing infertility, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem.

    Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART): ART includes procedures such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). These procedures involve fertilizing eggs outside the body and transferring them to the uterus.

    Lifestyle Changes: Making certain lifestyle changes, such as reducing alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight, can improve fertility.

    Infertility affects many couples worldwide. Infertility may be caused by various factors: hormonal imbalances, anatomical abnormalities, or lifestyle factors.

    It can be an emotionally charged experience. However, there are a variety of treatment options available. If you are dealing with infertility, talk to your doctor or a fertility specialist to discuss your options and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

    Rely on support from loved ones or a mental health professional to help you through the emotional impact of infertility. Infertility is a medical condition, and getting help is a marker of strength, not weakness.

    Our fertility specialists at Mother and Child Hospital Fertility Clinic in Lagos, Nigeria, are prepared to help you realize your desire by utilizing the most cutting-edge scientific methods.

    We offer a variety of assisted reproductive services, including fertility testing for both individuals and couples, IVF, IUI, ICSI, cryopreservation – egg freezing, embryo freezing, and more.

    The Mother and Child Fruitful Field Clinic is dedicated to the effective diagnosis and management of infertility and to the psychological health of couples and individuals experiencing it.

    Review our services for more information about assisted reproductive technologies, or contact us for questions on fertility.

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    Importance of healthy eating

    Why maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle is important.

    Eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do for your body and mind.

    A good diet is essential for a healthy weight and reduces the chance of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. In addition to these physical benefits, eating healthy can increase your energy levels, productivity and mood. Couple a good diet with consistent exercise, and you’ll notice a positive change in your mind and body. 

    A nutrient-dense and whole foods-rich diet supplies your body with energy to function at its best. You feel more alert, focused, and productive throughout the day.

    For a pregnant woman, eating from all food groups helps meet the high nutrients you and your baby need. Likewise, a breastfeeding mother is her baby’s vital source of nutrition.

    Finally, eating healthy can help you live a longer, happier life. By reducing chronic disease risk and improving your well-being, a healthy diet helps you enjoy a higher quality of life for long.

    To start eating healthy, incorporate more vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, lean proteins, and fruits into your diet. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of salt and sugar. Additionally, drink plenty of water throughout the day.

    How to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle:
    • – Incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your plate.
      – Choose whole grains over refined grains
      – Eat lean proteins such as chicken, fish, and avoid red meat
      – Limit your intake of processed things, sugary drinks, salt and sugar
      – Drink lots of water throughout the day. Stay hydrated!
      – Plan your meals ahead of time to avoid unhealthy choices when you’re hungry.
      – Pay attention to your hunger and fullness signals.
      – Avoid eating while distracted, such as while watching TV or working on your computer.
      – Cook more meals at home to have more control over the ingredients in your food.
      – Allow yourself occasional treats in moderation to avoid feeling deprived.

    Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring or restrictive. Plenty of delicious and nutritious recipes can excite your taste buds and give your body the necessary nutrients. So, make changes to your diet today and enjoy a healthier life.

    Remember to do regular physical examinations, at least annually, whether or not you feel symptoms. This will tell what lifestyle changes you should make, including on your diet.

    A Consultant Endocrinologist and Dietitian are available at our facilities on appointment, and you can see a Physician following the Consultants Schedule. Please call 07036202190 (Omole) or 070683729787 (Adeniyi Jones) for details.

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    Hope and Joy Through IVF

    Infertility Explained

    In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) as an assisted reproduction method has brought joy and hope to many couples struggling with infertility.

    Here are some of the gains of IVF:

    Overcoming infertility: One of the primary joys of IVF is overcoming infertility and fulfilling the dream of having a child. For couples trying to conceive for a long time without success, IVF offers a chance to experience parenthood joys.

    Increased chances of conception: IVF significantly increases the chances of conception for couples unsuccessful with other fertility treatments. By combining the sperm and egg in a laboratory setting, IVF bypasses certain fertility barriers. ICSI provides a higher likelihood of successful fertilization.

    Genetic screening: IVF often involves preimplantation genetic testing, which allows the screening of embryos for genetic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities. Embryo screening helps identify healthy embryos for transfer, reducing the risk of passing genetic diseases to the child.

    Embryo selection: With IVF, fertility specialists stimulate multiple embryos for the woman and select the best quality ones for transfer. Embryo selection gives couples and their healthcare providers more control over the selection process, increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy.

    Surrogacy option: IVF can also be combined with gestational surrogacy, allowing couples unable to carry a pregnancy to have a biological child. A gestational surrogate carries the embryo created through IVF, providing a way for intended parents to have a genetic connection with their child.

    Emotional support: IVF often involves a comprehensive support system, including medical professionals, counsellors, and support groups. This network can provide emotional support throughout the IVF journey, helping couples navigate the emotional ups and downs and providing reassurance during challenging times.

    Building a family: The ultimate joy of IVF is building a family and experiencing the love, joy, and fulfillment that comes with having a child. For many couples, IVF has allowed them to achieve their dream of becoming parents, bringing immense happiness.

    It’s important to note that IVF can also be challenging and emotionally taxing, and outcomes may vary for each individual or couple. Having realistic expectations and seeking appropriate medical and emotional support during the IVF journey is essential.

    Fruitful Field is the assisted reproduction arm of Mother and Child Hospital that exists to help people have healthy babies through medical interventions. The Fertility Center offers services in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing, Transport IVF and more. Click here to register to speak to our consultants or call +2348129209860

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    Causes of Infertility

    Causes of Infertility

    Causes of Infertility

    Today, we’re diving into a crucial topic: the common causes of infertility. Infertility can be complex. However, knowledge is power, and understanding what infertility is as well as causative factors can help you navigate your fertility journey with confidence. 

    Exploring Common Causes of Infertility:

    Infertility can be caused by various factors, both in men and women.

    1. Age: As we age, fertility naturally declines, with a significant drop after the age of 35. It’s essential to be aware of this factor when planning your family.

    2. Medical Conditions: Conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and hormonal imbalances can affect fertility in women, while issues like low sperm count or motility can affect men.

    3. Lifestyle Factors: Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, and obesity can impact fertility. Making healthy lifestyle choices can significantly improve your chances.

    4. Sexual Health: Infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and certain medications can affect reproductive health. Regular check-ups are crucial.

    5. Environmental Factors: Exposure to environmental toxins, such as pesticides or radiation, can harm fertility. Be mindful of your surroundings.

    6. Unexplained Infertility: Sometimes, despite thorough testing, the cause of infertility remains unknown. This can be particularly challenging but remember that support is available.

    The first step to confirming your fertility status is to conduct a test. For a consultation session with a fertility expert, please call +2348129209860. Visit here to learn more about the Fruitful Field fertility clinic. 

    Fruitful Field offers services in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing, Semen Freezing, Gender Selection, Cryopreservation (Eggs & Embryos), and Transport IVF.

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    Are health checkups necessary?

    Are health checkups necessary?

    A healthcare professional should not just attend to you when you are unwell or experiencing symptoms. An annual physical examination may inform you of the state of your health, its trajectory, and how it should be regularly!

    A yearly health check-up prepares you for anything that might come up soon and reviews health changes that you may not notice in your day-to-day life.

    A Mother and Child health and wellness plan offers you a multitude of benefits:

    Preventive health: Preventative health centers on knowing where you stand with your health to plan follow-up action for your wellness. A physical examination done annually factors in things you may not regularly check. With preventive health, your physician cares for you before an issue becomes challenging to tackle.

    Maintaining Immunizations: The ideal time to bring this up with your doctor is at your yearly physical if you’re behind or want to learn more about the options.

    Lifestyle Knowledge:  Your lifestyle appears relatively easy to understand. Even if you believe that you “know yourself inside and out,” it is still essential for your physical and emotional health to discuss your lifestyle with a healthcare provider. Let’s say your stress levels are rising without any apparent physical symptoms. In such a situation, external circumstances such as work and obligations, daily schedule, child care, sleep schedule and eating patterns may impact your health.

    Assessing Your Current Medications: Patients occasionally take medications with the understanding that it won’t be a long-term solution for them. For instance, some individuals use birth control, depression, or anxiety medications to determine later on whether they still need them. However, it’s crucial to understand when, how, and whether you should stop taking medicine altogether.

    Generally, an annual physical exam helps you and the medical team, assess your health whether or not you are experiencing symptoms. It points to areas that need attention to prevent major medical emergencies or manage health conditions such as stroke.


    1. Basic Plan: Physical Blood Pressure Check, BMI, Weight check, Blood count, Blood group, Genotype, Urinalysis, Retroviral screening (HIV), Microscopy, Glucose test, ESR test, DRE test (male), physician review (to explain the results and share follow-up recommendations for your health and wellness). This package costs N40,000.

    2. Standard Plan: All Basic Plan: Urine Microalbumin, Hepatitis B & C, Screening, Thyroid function test, Chest X-ray. This package costs N60,000 for males and N70,000 for females.

    3. Standard Plus Plan: All Standard Plan, ECG, Pap Smear (female), Breast Scan (female), Stool Occult Blood, H. Pylori Test, Renal Function test (electrolyte, urea, creatine, EGFR HBA1C, PSA(male), Glaucoma Profile Test. This package costs N85,000 for males and N100,000 for females.

    4. Supreme Plan: All Standard Plus Plan, Prostate Scan (male), Carcinoembryonic Antigens, Liver function test, Lipid profile. This package costs N160,000.

    You can walk into Mother and Child Omole or Adeniyi Jones Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm, for a health and wellness check. You can also call: +2347036202190 (Omole) or +23470683729787 (Adeniyi Jones) for enquiries or booking.